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Jean Nakayama Rolls with the Punches at Maneki

She and Fusae “Mom” Yokoyama—Maneki’s power duo—survived a pandemic with a dose of historical perspective.

06/04/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Kyle Johnson

Legacies

The Paper Tigers Plays with Seattle's Martial Arts Lore

The new action comedy movie was shot in Chinatown–International District.

04/26/2021 By Stefan Milne

#HellaRice

Herschell Taghap's Favorite Spots for Seattle Dim Sum

Nearly all in Chinatown–International District.

03/26/2021 By Herschell Taghap

#HellaRice

Herschell Taghap's Go-To Dim Sum Recipe, Day or Night

Stuffed eggplant is the sleeper hit of Sunday morning, but totally holds up for dinner.

03/26/2021 By Herschell Taghap Photography by Herschell Taghap

Neighborhood United

Younger Generations Boost Chinatown–International District Businesses

Digital literacy and cultural immersion have mattered in times of crisis.

03/19/2021 By Erin Wong

THE CARBS ISSUE

Ode to a Scallion Pancake

Go ahead, compare it to heavyweights like pizza and pastries. This comfort superfood holds its own.

03/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Changeups

Itsumono Brings Playful Drinking Food to the Former Kaname Izakaya

Now happening in Japantown: Nashville-styled karaage, saimin, and a handy teriyaki-inspired cheeseburger.

02/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Culture Fix

What to Do for Lunar New Year in Seattle

From lion dances to craft brew to shaolin kung fu.

02/12/2021 By Erin Wong

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Field Notes

Phnom Penh Noodle House Makes a Graceful Return

Even in sleek new quarters, the 30-year institution in Chinatown–International District feels familiar in all the right ways.

10/29/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Phnom Penh Noodle House Returns, Bearyaki Begins

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Deep-Fried Delights

Korean Street Food Chain Chung Chun Will Open Its First Seattle Outpost This Weekend

Squid ink and ramen flavors revamp your average corn dog.

12/05/2019 By Nicole Pasia

WHAT WE'RE EATING NOW

Behold, the Mochi Doughnut

Our picks for December include fiery Sichuan food and some seriously fancy garlic knots.

11/26/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Dining for a Cause

Food Industry Do-Gooders Gather Again to Raise Funds for RAICES

Chefs, bartenders, and DJs converge at the Dynasty Room on August 5 to support immigrant family reunification.

08/01/2019 By Rosin Saez

Festival Season

Chong the Nomad Plays the Chinatown–International District Block Party

The C–ID's second block party hosts the up-and-coming musician, along with Prometheus Brown of the Blue Scholars, food trucks, and a bar scavenger hunt.

08/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

SHIFTS & SHAKEUPS

This Week in Restaurant News: Beer-Fueled Expansions and Broadway Rebirths

Six dining developments on our radar this week.

07/26/2019 By Courtney Cummings

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Cookies in the Central District and a Deli in Lake City

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

05/10/2019 By Philip Kiefer

From Book to Beat

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Gets Set to Music

On its 10th anniversary, the best-selling novel set in Chinatown–International District finds new life as a musical.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Dining Guide

13 Restaurants in Little Saigon You Can't Miss

Where to find steaming pho, housemade banh mi, even Taiwanese-style desserts.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Neighborhood in Flux

Little Saigon Is at a Literal and Figurative Crossroads

New housing developments are bringing a flood of residents to the neighborhood.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion